14.4.2 Telnet

Telnet is a network protocol used on the Internet to provide a bidirectional, interactive, text-oriented, communication facility using a virtual, terminal connection. This is an example query using telnet.

$ telnet whois.ripe.net 43
Trying 2001:67c:2e8:22::c100:687...
Connected to whois.ripe.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf

descr: RIPE-NCC
origin: AS3333
mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-MNT
created: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
last-modified: 2008-09-10T14:27:53Z
source: RIPE

% This query was served by the RIPE Database Query Service version 1.75 (DB-3)

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